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Full Name
Philip Ham
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Philip
Surname
Ham
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
800861
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Farm hand
Next of Kin
Mrs A. Ham (wife), Settlers Hotel, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
Taupo, New Zealand
Military District
Taumarunui
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Embarkation Date
21 February 1944 or 31 March 1944
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel
Mooltan or Willem Ruys
Destination
Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 13
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 50
Campaigns
Italy
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Italy
Date of Death
24 July 1944
Age at Death
22
Year of Death
1944
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Florence War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference
VII. G. 9.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Philip Ham was the son of John and Uruhina Ham, of Tokaanu; husband of Ada Ham.
Description of Image
Portrait from The Weekly News; 13 September 1944
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • The Weekly News 1944
  • 28th Maori Battalion Website 1941-1945

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